Outboard Motor not turning off.
by Robert Cash
I have a 1984 Yamaha 40 HP ELN Runs great after a complete rebuild. However it will now not turn off with either the key or removing the clip from the safety switch.
There is a small light on the front of the motor which turns on when the key is turned on and it will turn off when you turn the key off, but the motor will not. I would like to check on the motor with my tester which wire is still hot when the key is turned off. Where would it be connected to the motor? I did take the cover off of the shift/speed control and key/saftey switch placement up front and checked for broken or loose wires, but found none.
I would appreciate any help you could provide. Thank you!